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Although the standard kit lens only has a maximum aperture of f/3.5, you can still achieve creative shallow depth of field effects thanks to the Sony NEX-3N's large, APS-C sized sensor.
The Sony NEX-3N's noise performance at high sensitivity settings, such as ISO 2500 in this shot, is impressive. When zooming into the image to 100% you can see evidence of some smoothing, but detail is otherwise retained very well.
Struggling slightly in the mixed lighting conditions of this shot, the Sony NEX-3N has favoured slightly warm tones when shooting with the Automatic White Balance setting. You can alter this to a more specific scenario if the camera has difficulty.
The amount of detail resolved by the Sony NEX-3N is good - view the full resolution image to see how it coped.
Sweep Panorama mode enables you to capture wide vistas simply by sweeping the camera across the scene. The camera processes the image for you so you don't have to worry about stitching in post-processing.
Several impressive digital filters are available on the Sony NEX-3N. These filters can't be shot when shooting in raw format, so if you change your mind you're stuck with them. Some are more interesting than others, and of course they're all down to personal preference. This is the high contrast black and white setting.
Some of the filters have different customisable options. Toy Camera for instance has different toning options - this is the Cool setting.
This is the Toy Camera setting with Magenta Toning applied.
The Pop Colour filter boosts colours and contrast and suits subjects where you want to emphasise the colour.
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